I am planning a trip to Colombia in the summer and am planning to visit Medellin and the coffee region as part of the trip. I have found loads of helpful information on this forum but would like some advice on my plans.
I have 7 days –
Day 1 fly into Medellin
Day 2 explore Medellin
Days 3, 4, 5 & 6 - ?
Day 7 fly back to Cartagena or Santa Marta (not decided yet)
So, help needed –
1. Firstly, is 1.5 days enough in Medellin?
2. Should we stay in Medellin for the whole time and do day trips?
3. Use the 4 days to travel around the coffee region towns staying locally rather than back to Medellin each night?
I really like the idea of staying in nearby small towns rather than coming back into the city every day. I have found some travel companies (recommended on here) that will do short personalised trips (no idea of the costs yet!). How practical would it be to get around the area using buses/taxis ourselves rather than an organised tour? And would we be able to see/do as much in the same time?
All help greatly appreciated!